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With our team of seasoned legal and business management practitioners in Uganda, we bring a wealth of experience in company formation. Our Company is uniquely positioned to guide you in starting your new business in Uganda, whether you reside here or are a non-resident, instilling confidence in the process.

In Uganda, a Company is recognized as a legal person with the capacity and powers to act independently (i.e., the law sees a company in the same light as a natural person) created under the Companies Act No.1 of 2012. Our deep understanding of this robust legal framework, which provides the basis for company formation for legal purposes, ensures that we can navigate it effectively on your behalf, giving you a sense of security and protection.

Our services extend to the online registration of various business forms in Uganda, including Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Private Limited Liability Companies, Private Limited Companies by Guarantee (NGO/CBO/Business Associations), Public Companies/organizations/Statutory Corporations, and Cooperative Societies. No matter the type of business you want to establish, we have the expertise to guide you through the registration process, ensuring that your business is set up in the most suitable form for your needs.

Uganda presents a compelling opportunity for business expansion. Not only does it offer tax exemptions, but it also boasts a vibrant business landscape and the promise of a thriving economy. These factors foster a sense of excitement and optimism about your business’s potential to succeed and grow in Uganda.

Uganda has recently made significant strides in attracting foreign investment. The government’s initiative to allow foreign entrepreneurs full ownership of their businesses has made the country more appealing for investment. As a result, now is a particularly opportune time to consider expanding your business into Uganda. Seize this timely opportunity to be part of Uganda’s growing business landscape.

That being said, we would like to offer you our business consultancy services, from set-up and marketing services to establishing your profitable business in Uganda. With collaboration from Houston Executive Consulting and our extensive business knowledge and expertise in the region, we support and guide you in setting up operations here in Uganda.

Though, of course, we acknowledge the potential red tape and obstacles you might encounter in the set-up process, and thus, we hope to guide you and simplify the procedure as much as we can.

If you would like a free consultation on the official requirements and procedure for setting up in Uganda, please email us or visit our website at https://www.heconsulting.us. We also welcome any form of collaboration with you.

We can help you to Register a Local Company or a Foreign Company with the agencies listed below;

  1. Registering a Company or Business at the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) to Obtain a Certificate of Incorporation. Registering a company in Uganda involves several steps handled by the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB). Here’s a simplified breakdown:
  2. Name Check and Reservation: Search for a company name and reserve your preferred choice through URSB.
  3. Company Documents: Prepare essential documents, such as the Memorandum and Articles of Association, outlining your company’s rules and purpose.
  4. Application Forms: Fill out the URSB application forms, including details of directors, secretary, and registered address.
  5. Fees and Stamp Duty: You must pay the registration fees and stamp duty (based on your company’s nominal capital).
  6. Submit Application: Submit all documents and fees to URSB for processing.
  7. Certificate of Incorporation: Upon approval, you’ll receive a Certificate of Incorporation, which will make your company official.
  8. Online Registration with the Uganda Revenue Authority to Obtain a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN)
  9. Registration with Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) to Obtain a Trading License
  10. Online Registration with Posta Uganda to be allocated a Post Office Box Number, e.g., P.O. Box 27815, Kampala – Uganda
  11. Register with the National Social Security Fund (NSSF)
  12. Online Registration with the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDA)
  13. Online Registration with the National Supplier Database (NSD) For the Oil and Gas Sector in Uganda
  14. Online Workplace Registration with the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) on the OSHMIS System
  15. Registration with the Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) to obtain an Investment License
  16. Assistance & Advice on joining a Sectoral or Business association like the Federation of Uganda Employers (FUE) or Uganda Manufacturers Association (Click to Learn More).

Business Advisory Services to Accelerate Your Business Performance in East Africa with Houston Executive Consulting. We support international organizations set up in Uganda and East Africa to ease their transition to this market by ensuring administrative compliance and boosting performance.

Thanks to our holistic approach and field expertise, we work to maximize your organization’s chance of success in the region. Houston Executive Consulting provides strategic insight into the local business environment throughout East Africa to ensure you can achieve your goals.

We advise you on administrative compliance, best practices, and your staff mobility so that your company can start performing as soon as possible. Our mission is to help you work in compliance from the beginning while your staff focuses on developing business.

Our portfolio of clients includes several international organizations that trust our professionalism. Houston Executive Consulting stands by you and your company as long as necessary.

Registering a Local Company

While we support you to register a Local Company limited by Shares, we shall need to Reserve the name to be used and then file the following documents with the Registrar of Companies:

  • Form 1 – Notice of Beneficial Owners Particulars
  • Form 20 – Notification of Appointment of Director and Secretary For your Company.
  • Form A1 – Statement of Nominal Capital For your company
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association Other Company forms
  • A1 – Statement of Nominal Capital
  • Form For Confirmation of Official Contact Information
  • Form 18
  • Form S.18 For Registration of a Company
  • Notice Of Situation of The Registered Office and The Registered Postal Address

To register a Local company limited by guarantee, we shall reserve the name to be used and then submit the following documents to the Registrar of Companies:

  1. Company Registration Form (s.18)
  2. Memorandum and Articles of Association;

When you have all the documents ready, you can pick up assessment forms from our office or do a self-assessment and pay registration fees and stamp duty. Upon registration, the Registrar will issue a certificate of incorporation within two working days.

The following forms must be filed after the company has been registered (Company Returns).

  1. Company Form 20 – Particulars of Directors and Secretaries (Within 14 days)
  2. Company Form 18 – Notice of Situation of Registered Office & Postal Address (within 14 days)
  3. Company Form 10 – Return of allotment (within 60 days)
  4. Form of Annual Return for a company limited by shares (to be filed once every year).

Online Registration of a Foreign Company

This refers to a company that is incorporated in another country. It must be registered if a company wishes to conduct business in Uganda. To register a foreign company, the following documents are required:

  1. Certified copies of the Memorandum of Articles of Association/Charter/ Constitution and Certificate from the country of origin were duly witnessed.
  2. Registration forms:
  3. Form 24 – Particulars of Directors and Secretary
  4. Form 13 – Statement of all subsisting charges
  5. Form 25—List of Names and Addresses of Persons Resident in Uganda authorized to accept service on behalf of the company.
  6. Form 26 – Address and Principal Office of Company.

When we have assembled all the documents, we conduct a self-assessment or pick assessment forms from the URSB office and pay the necessary fees. Upon registration,
The registrar will issue a certificate of registration within two working days.

SECURING THE NECESSARY SECONDARY CLEARANCES AND COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Making a Company Seal
  • Registration of Powers of Attorney
  • Distinctive Mark Application & Purchase of Standards from UNBS

Some of the sectors in Uganda require secondary licenses or clearances to commence business. We can also help you or offer advice on how your company can get these. Some of them include;

License by the National Information Technology Authority – Uganda (NITA-U). This is in case you operate an information communication technology (ICT) company.

Other sectors that may need secondary clearances include mining, air transport, banking, telecommunication, etc.

What is a company?

A company, abbreviated as “co.” is a legal entity representing an association of individuals with a specific purpose, whether natural persons, legal entities, or a combination of both. Company members share a common goal and come together to achieve specific, stated objectives.

A business idea is a concept that can be used for financial gain. It is usually centered on a product or service that can be offered for money. An idea is the first milestone in building a successful company. A company is a registered association with a legal person, an independent legal entity with perpetual succession, a common seal for its signatures, a typical capital comprised of transferable shares, and carrying limited liability.

It is also easy to explain a company as a legal entity representing an association of people, whether natural, legal, or a mixture of both, with a specific objective. Company members share a common purpose and unite to achieve specific, declared goals.

Hence, to understand the meaning of a company, it is essential to look at the distinctive features;

KEY FEATURES OF A COMPANY

A Company is a Separate Legal Entity

One of the most distinctive features of a Company, as compared to other organizations, is that it acquires a unique character of being a separate legal entity. Hence, when you register a company, you give it a legal personality with similar rights and powers as a human being.

A company’s existence is distinct and separate from that of its members. It can own property and bank accounts, raise loans, incur liabilities, and enter contracts. According to Law, it is different from the Memorandum of Association subscribers.

Perpetual Succession

Another essential feature of a Company is that it continues to carry on its business notwithstanding the death or change of its members until it is wound up on the grounds specified by the Act. Further, the company’s shares change hands infinitely, but that does not affect the company’s existence.

Limited Liability

One of a company’s essential features is its members’ limited liability. The liability of a member depends on the type of company.

In a limited liability company, the company’s debts do not become the debts of its shareholders. In such a case, the liability of its members is limited to the nominal value of the shares they hold. The shareholders cannot be asked to pay more than the unpaid value of their shares.

In the case of a company limited by guarantee, members are liable only to the extent of the amount they guarantee. Further, this liability arises only when the company goes into liquidation.

Finally, if it is an unlimited company, its members’ liability is also limitless. But such instances are sporadic.

Artificial Legal Person

Another one of the features of a company is that it is known as an Artificial Legal Person.

  • Artificial – because its creation is by a process other than natural birth
  • Legal – because its creation is by law and
  • Person – because it has rights similar to those of a human being.
  • Further, a company can own property and bank accounts and do everything a natural person can except go to jail, marry, take an oath, or practice a learned profession. Hence, it is a legal person in its sense.

It is a non-human entity recognized by law as having legal rights and is subject to obligations.

Since a company is an artificial person, it needs humans to function. These humans are Directors who can authenticate the company’s formal acts on their own or through its common seal.

List of companies we have supported in registration

The following are our Achievements in Company Registration Services with URSB on the OBRS in Uganda.

We track our progress and celebrate happy moments while supporting our clients’ journeys. The following are the companies we’ve supported to register with the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB):

  • AHA-EXECUTIVE PASS LTD fully registered with business registration number 80034240007162 and certificate issued. This company offers VIP assistance at the airport, including Arrivals, Departures, and Transit services.
  • GUIDING LADS UGANDA LTD is registered with business registration number 80034546751209 and has been issued a certificate. This tour and travel company books tickets and accommodations and provides detailed tour packages with guided tours and transportation.
  • TELENET ESTABLISHMENTS LIMITED is fully registered, with business registration number 80034136607426, and has been issued a certificate. This IT company of Kenyan origin oversees the use of devices for storing, retrieving, and sharing information.
  • NHR DRILLING UGANDA LIMITED is also fully registered in April 2024. The company was established to carry on the drilling and mineral exploration business, acquire, hold, manage, and explore mining concessions and licenses, enter into contracts for the provision of high-quality drilling and exploration services, and invest in, develop, and sell interests in other businesses related to drilling and mineral exploration.
  • TOORO ENVIRONMENT STEWARDSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LTD, Registration Number 80034388366519. This nonprofit organization focuses on environmental conservation in Ugandan districts, including Fort Portal City, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa, and Bunyangabu.
  • REDRIPE LIMITED is a manufacturing company that processes and preserves fruits and vegetables. This includes cleaning, sorting, cutting, blanching, pasteurizing, drying, freezing, pickling, canning, bottling, and selling a variety of processed and preserved fruit and vegetable products.

Lead Consultant

Robert Mwesige: Accomplished Professional with Expertise in Company Formation

Key Qualifications:

  • Certified Trainer: Holds certifications from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Bank of Uganda (BOU), demonstrating expertise in delivering impactful training programs.
  • Digital Marketing Specialist: This position has been certified by Google, HubSpot Academy, Accenture, and OpenClassrooms, signifying a high level of proficiency in digital marketing strategies.
  • Business Education: Earned an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) from Quantic School of Business and Technology and an MBA in Marketing, showcasing a solid foundation in business principles.
  • International Development Background: Possesses a First Class Honors Degree in International Development Studies, indicating a global perspective.

Professional Experience:

  • Senior Management: Company Formation and Proven Human Resources and Business Services leadership track record.
  • Content & Marketing Expertise: Skilled in content design (web editing) and online marketing strategies.
  • Consulting Background: Participated in high-level consulting projects encompassing strategy development, executive coaching, and training delivery.
  • Authorship: Contributes articles offering knowledge and insights in HR, financial literacy, and business management to Houston Executive Consulting.

Personal Interests: Enjoys live music, particularly Ugandan Afrobeat, Gospel, South African Oldies, Congolese Soukous, and Ballroom Rumba.

Company Formation Made Effortless. Register your Limited Company with Uganda’s Leading Company Formations Agent. Online Company Registration Consultants in Uganda. Our Company Registration Experts Are Ready to Register Your Local or Foreign Business in Uganda. We Know How to Register a Public Limited Company (PLC), A Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), Or A Company Limited by Guarantee (LBG). Trusted Company Formation Consultants in Uganda Familiar with Corporate Law to Help Local & Foreign Investors. Learn the Requirements & Documents Needed to Register a Company in Uganda & Cost for Company Registration and Incorporation Services in Uganda

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